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Submitted by the Grand Infidel of Kaffiristan (Australia), Jun 11, 2012 at 00:30

GIK: Not quite with you . Who imposed regime change on the Soviet Union in 1991?

Ianus: Those who profited most from the demise, partition and looting of the USSR.You have no clue where the trillions of dollars from Russia have migrated since 1991?

Who sent the money to where they think they could make more money laundering their ill-gotten fortunes in a capitalist system and enjoy living in freedom and relative safety? Russians wasn't it?

GIK: "...As I'm sure you know some Estonians fought with the Wehrmacht - and others with the Red Army - most of them they would have preferred neither to be occupying their country.<

Ianus "And all they needed and dreamt of was occupation and control by the US/EU,wasn't it ?"

They don't dream of occupation by the US now - and the EU wasn't even a dream in 1941, so - no.

Ianus:":And Khrushchov was infallible, wasn't he? He unleashed the most rabid and stupid campaign against the church. Look at Khrushchov's own record : 1959 - 348 Orthodox parishes and 18 monasteries shut down ;1960 - 1437 churches and 11 monasteries shut down and partly destroyed; 1962, 1423 more churches closed as well as more monasteries and seminaries; 1963 1700 Orthodox parishes shut down! I won't amplify on his mad campaigns to ban private livestock holdings and even private gardens! And you consider him to be moderate and would never call him "a man of a pig", would you? After all he criticized Stalin, so he himself becomes sort of Caesar's self-proclaimed wife and is eo ipse above all criticisim, isn't he?

No - not at all. Why shouldn't I call him a pig and I'm sure people have- but he was just not as ruthless a pig as Stalin

Ok - it would be useful for you to pigeonhole me as' a 'neo liberal'. Let's see:

"Neoliberalism is a contemporary trend in politics and economics advocating economic liberalizations, free trade and open markets. Neoliberalism entails privatization of state-owned enterprises, deregulation of markets, and promotion of the private sector's role in society. It is informed by neoclassical or Austrian economics.

Neoliberals envision individuals primarily as market participants, and states as enforcers for markets. The idea is that unregulated market capitalism will deliver efficiency, growth and widespread prosperity for all. In this view the 'dead hand' of the state saps initiative and discourages enterprise."

Wrong.

From what you've written I could finger you as a closet Stalinist. No doubt I'd be wrong as well, not knowing you personally or having any knowledge of the legacy you leave in society.

In any case - we are straying far from the topic of this blog which is the exploits of another even more insidious pig - and are at risk of boring other readers.

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